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Career Profile: Dental Surgery Assistant

This is the career profile of Dental Surgery Assistant.

A Dental Surgery Assistant assists Dental Specialists in surgery and in providing dental-related support.

His is in charge of preparing dental facilities for dental procedures, ensuring that all dental instruments and equipment are clean and sterile, educate patients on dental and post-operative care, and assist in any dental surgery/ procedure.

A Dental Surgery Assistant must have a caring attitude towards his patients’ welfare. He must also be proficient in computer skills as some administrative duties is required.

Entry requirements to private health-care institutions would be a certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting, while public health-care institutions require at least an O or N level for entry.